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  • Enoteca la Storia San Jose 320 West Saint John Street San Jose, CA, 95110 United States (map)

$80 per person includes champagne tasting & food pairings (excludes gratuity and tax)


Champagne Tasting with Charles-Henry Fourny


Veuve Fourny & Fils

Champagne Veuve Fourny & Fils has been an active family domaine since 1856. The estate is located in the prestigious Côte des Blancs, in the premier cru village of Vertus. Brothers Charles-Henry and Emmanuel Fourny sustainably farm nearly nine hectares of vineyards and have been carrying on the family winegrowing tradition since 1993.

Veuve Fourny produces classic grower Champagne, raising pedigreed fruit, adhering to high standards, and hand-crafting wines that showcase the chalky terroir of Vertus. The house style at Veuve Fourny is best characterized as classic Côte des Blancs: a fine bead, rich, deep aromatics, and a complex minerality emphasizing freshness and purity.

The Fournys believe in minimal dosage for all of their Champagnes, preferring to let the individual terroirs express themselves more clearly. This practice, in addition to their dedication to partial malolactic fermentations in their overall blends, impeccable vineyard management, owning old vines, and their decision to age most base wine partially in barrel, all contribute to their unique style.

In an exclusive South Bay engagement, we’ll have Charles-Henry Fourny on hand to discuss his family’s history, their winegrowing practices and their winemaking philosophy as he leads us through a tasting of his some of his family’s wines.  Each wine will be paired with a specially prepared small-plates menu.Champagne fans – don’t miss out on this!

This is a seated tasting event, reservations with a credit card are required. Cancellations made with less than a 48 hour advance notice will incur a $50 fee per person. When you make your reservation please enter “Champagne” in the notes.

Tentative Pour List & Menu*:

NV Vertus Brut Nature Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru-paired with Croques Monsieur Bites

NV Vertus Brut Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru-paired with French Onion Puff Pastry

NV Vertus Brut “Grand Reserve” Premier Cru-paired with mushroom Tartlets

2009 Extra Brut "Monts des Vertus" Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru Millésimé-Paired with Mini Potato and Salt Cod Gratin

NV Vertus Rose Brut Premier Cru-paired with a Cheese Course

*All items subject to change based on availability